First HARIETT students complete year-long culinary training at WCC

Windward Community College–Career & Community Education

Windward Community College
Carolynn M Yamada, (808)235-7367
Marketing coordinator, Career and Community Education
Posted: Dec 8, 2015

HARIETT 2015 graduating class
HARIETT 2015 graduating class

KANE‘OHE, HI – On November 12, 2015, five foodservice students from various hotel and lodging companies on Oʻahu completed the first-ever HARIETT Culinary Vocational Arts Program at Windward Community College.

Windward Community College–Career and Community Education (WCC-CCE) and the Hotel and Restaurant Industry Employees Training Trust (HARIETT) partnered to provide the 473-hour culinary education and training program.

HARIETT is a non-profit institution and a labor-management partnership/Taft Hartley fund that provides benefits to both members of UNITE HERE! Local 5 and employers throughout the state of Hawaiʻi.

The program provided students with academic training and practical laboratory skills training. Students participated in the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation’s ManageFirst program classes in food safety and sanitation, menu planning, purchasing, inventory control, and management. The 245-hour laboratory skills training classes included food production, basic baking and garde manger.

“I really enjoyed this class and learned so much. It was hard, but I learned very good lessons on how not to give up when the pressure is on,” said Lisa Hao, HARIETT student.

For more information about future foodservice training programs, contact Windward Community College–Career & Community Education at 235-7433.

Photo Caption: HARIETT 2015 graduating class. (left to right) Michael Roth, foodservice program coordinator, Aaron Mochizuki, Lisa Hao, Edward Hasegawa, Debora Rios, Jose Hernandez, Nilo Decasa, education assistant, Koryn Beamer, instructor.

 (photo credit): Carolynn Yamada